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Jul 31, 2011 - North Cape, Cabot Trail

Today was a great day, the weather on the east side of Cape Breton on the Cabot Trail was sunny and great. We made the right decision to do the East side first when we hear the weather on the west side was foggy and rainy. At the start of the trail is a Gaelic College for Arts and Culture, we listened to a student practicing his bagpipes. It was very very nice and enjoyable. We drove through beautiful country side and stopped at some "Turnouts" that allowed us to view the coast line. We stopped at the Leather Factory where we saw wonderful...

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Aug 23, 2010 - The Cabot Trail, Cape Breton

We took all day to drive the 186 miles of the Cabot Trail which winds and weaves its way around the north part of the island from coast to coast and through the heavily wooded, highland interior. The changing scenery was beautiful and there is so much of the coast which remains completely untouched by mankind – how refreshing. We saw our first wild moose, a female, nonchalantly grazing close to the road. Kind of cross between a horse and a cow!

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Aug 15, 2009 - Cape North and Meat Cove

Now at the top of Cape Breton Island, found a great place to unload camper for a couple of days to go sightseeing. Its called Hideaway Campground & Oyster Market because they have Oyster beds in Aspy River, where Guinness and Skipper played, right next to the campground. we went out on a whale watching boat but did not see any because the seas were too ruff which caused us to get wet also. Everyone had great fun, we saw a couple of Bald Eagles and the Captain let the kids drive the boat some and he showed them how the catch Mackerel with...

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Jul 13, 2009 - The Cabot Trail

Leaving cheticamp brought us to Cape Breton Highlands National Park. We had begun the Cabot Trail Route in earnest. Tortuga chugged her way up the mountains, the highest being 457 m. We chugged our way out to the headlands on the Skyline Hike and when we got to the end it was very windy. We were told that sometimes it is so windy the end of the trail overlooking the Gulf is closed. Along the trail we saw 2 moose. Despite all the signs along the road, they have been scarce. Continuing on the Cabot Trail, gave Tortuga practice going down...

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Aug 3, 2008 - Herbivores and Carnivores

You can't tell the players without a program! - Sunday, August 3 Today we woke to a gusty wind and a heavy fog bank hanging low over the mountains. We disconnected and headed for an Acadian breakfast in Cheticamp. It was still windy as we drove north several miles to Cape Breton Highlands National Park. In the park Visitor Center a nice young Ranger told us that this park is rated the second best park in all of North America. I asked her which park was rated Number One and she didn't know, but thought it might be Yellowstone. She played a...

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